Archive for May, 2013

If Zack Wheeler Is In, Then Who’s Out?

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
If Zack Wheeler Is In, Then Who’s Out?

“Hefner is the Anti-Harvey.” I caught that in Adam Rubin’s Morning Briefing today on ESPN New York. I guess if you go by their won-loss records you could certainly make that claim, but it’s not that simple. With all the latest reports now confirming what we’ve all been waiting for since Carlos Beltran was shipped off almost […]

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It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution

Early in the spring we did a post mortem of the 2012 Met 2nd half in an attempt to discover the ugly specifics of last year’s second half swoon. What we found was interesting in that the culprit was not the offensive approach per se, but rather the downward spiral was precipitated by some hideous […]

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MMO Exclusive: A Look Inside The Mets Dominican Complex

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: A Look Inside The Mets Dominican Complex

The 2013 Dominican Summer League is starting on June 1st and the Mets have two teams there, as well as players that they have signed or might sign working out there. The reason that the Mets have two teams in the Dominican Summer League is that the second team is a replacement for their once Venezuelan […]

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Team Source On Wheeler: “He’s Ready”

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
Team Source On Wheeler: “He’s Ready”

Updated By Joe D. On 5/23 A high-ranking team official told he New York Post on Thursday that barring a setback, Zack Wheeler is expected to make 2-3 more starts for Triple-A Las Vegas and then join the Mets. If Wheeler remains on normal rest, that would put his Mets debut somewhere in the June 6-11 […]

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Mets Have Opportunity To Soar To New Heights

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Opportunity To Soar To New Heights

Well, sort of. This past Friday the Miami Marlins designated former-Met Jon Rauch for assignment and in the past 24 hours there have been conflicting reports regarding his potential release. If talk of his release is accurate, the Mets should be biting. As my colleague Ed Leyro pointed out back in February, this Mets ballclub doesn’t quite measure […]

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When Will We See Wilmer Flores?

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
When Will We See Wilmer Flores?

With Ike Davis struggling in the majors, Mets fans are looking for another option, someone who can take over the first base job for Davis while he puts in some work at Triple-A. There really seem to be three candidates, two more realistic than the other: Zach Lutz, Josh Satin, and Wilmer Flores. Lutz and Satin are examples of two […]

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Plawecki Nearing A Promotion From Savannah

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
Plawecki Nearing A Promotion From Savannah

Teddy Cahill of MiLB.com had an article this afternoon on catching prospect and 2012 first rounder Kevin Plawecki. As those of you who read here know, Plawecki has been raking in Single-A Savannah and may be close to a promotion to FSL and quite possible even to Double-A Binghamton given how advanced and polished he is. The former Purdue Boilermaker […]

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From Left Field: Big Innings Have Been A Killer

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Big Innings Have Been A Killer

Nothing seems to be going right for the Mets. The team is 10 games under .500, the first baseman is batting .147 and virtually no one is showing up to Citi Field. It seems that every time the Mets fall behind, the game is over. Sure, the team has had a few exciting late-game wins, […]

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The Next Japanese Phenom: Shohei Otani

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
The Next Japanese Phenom: Shohei Otani

Shohei Otani, a 18-year-old with an upper-90s fastball, made his Nippon Pro Baseball debut this morning for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. And yeah, I was up at 5AM to watch it. Otani has already made plenty of news in Japan. After his impressive high school career Shohei announced that he would skip the Nippon League […]

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Mets Are Ten Games Below .500 – It’s Starting To Feel Like 1978

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Ten Games Below .500 – It’s Starting To Feel Like 1978

Last season, with an Ike Davis that was as woeful as he is now, the New York Mets were still eight games above .500 on June 8. Here it is, three weeks into May, and the Mets are already ten games below .500. That 2012 team lost 88 games, how many will this year’s version lose? […]

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